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CMM Archive - Group B Rally Action Takes The Spotlight at Race Retro

CMM Archive - Group B Rally Action Takes The Spotlight at Race Retro

There may have been motorsport heroes on offer at this year’s Race Retro at Stoneleigh Park, but it was the fantastic line-up of Group B and C Rally cars in action on the Live Rally Stage that took the spotlight. Rallying with Group B presented around 60 cars with a mix of rally legends and modern day champions at the wheel.

CMM Archive - Rare Barn-find Vauxhall Returns for Happy Reunion

CMM Archive - Rare Barn-find Vauxhall Returns for Happy Reunion

A 1923 VAUXHALL 23/60 made its first long journey after an 18-month mechanical restoration last month to be reunited with three generations of the previous owner’s family at Vauxhall Motors’ Heritage Centre in Luton.

Known as ‘Alice’, the vintage Vauxhall is now thought to be the most original of the c90 surviving 23/60s from a total production of 1,300 made at the famous Kimpton Road factory between 1922 and 1926.

700 Classic Cars registered for the 42nd Annual Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza

700 Classic Cars registered for the 42nd Annual Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza

5-7 August 2016 will see the Stroud Vintage Transport & Engine Club (SVTEC) stage their 42nd Annual Show at South Cerney Airfield in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. The show is widely regarded as one of the biggest and best Steam, Vintage and Countryside events in the UK and attracts thousands of exhibitors and visitors from across the county and actively raises money for both national and regional charities.

Website Exclusive - GEMINI EVENTS - GROWING FAST ON THE CLASSIC CAR SHOW SCENE!

Trentham Gardens - over 1000 classics turned out

Website Exclusive - GEMINI EVENTS - GROWING FAST ON THE CLASSIC CAR SHOW SCENE!

Starting with just two events in 2011, Gemini Events has grown to be one of the UK's biggest, outdoor classic motor show organisers, with fifteen events this year at prestigious venues across the Midlands and South.

Classic Transport on the Terrace at Leighton

Classic Transport on the Terrace at Leighton

On the 3rd July, Leighton Hall near Carnforth in Lancashire, plays host to Mark Woodward’s Classic Car and Bike Show.

Home of the Gillow furniture making family, the hall is steeped in history and heritage and the perfect backdrop for a vintage vehicle event such as this.

This fantastic day out, set against a backdrop of the Lakeland Fells is a chance to see transport from a by-gone era, displayed on the terrace at the front of the hall and in the parkland.

BREAKING NEWS - Melford Rally Cancelled

The rally site four years ago; now Melford Rally has been cancelled again.

BREAKING NEWS - Melford Rally Cancelled

This weekend's (July 2/3) Farm Machinery Preservation Society Long Melford Rally, near Sudbury, Suffolk, has been cancelled.

Organisers say: "The recent bad weather has forced us to abandon the 2016 Rally. The site is waterlogged and an inspection has revealed there is no prospect of it drying out even if the weather improves. The Chairman and Committee apologise for the obvious disappointment and inconvenience but trust you will understand we cannot risk another experience as we had in 2012."

NORTH LONDON'S BIGGEST FREE SHOW

NORTH LONDON'S BIGGEST FREE SHOW

Organisers of East Barnet's Cars in the Park have a simple message for CMM readers: "Don’t miss the biggest, free, Car Show this July, in North London ‘Cars in the Park’, it’s the place to be!"

The Rotary Club of Lichfield St Chads organise this event and spokesman Ian Hodgson told CMM: "If you own a classic, custom or modified vehicle and want a great day out on Sunday 3rd July, then this is the one for you, your family and friends – there’s something for all ages and entry is FREE!

Love Steam - Steam Market Picks Up

These two engines 1915 Burrell Gold Medal 3689 Sunrise & 1904 Fowler 9971 D2 showmans Candy Floss, sold for £350,000 between them

Love Steam - Steam Market Picks Up

The steam scene sales market has been in the doldrums over the past five years with prices steadily on the decline by as much as 42 percent, yes that much!

However, the market showed a glimmer of hope on April 16. At an annual collective at Sutton, Cambridge, the 1915 Marshall 16 hp double-high pressure portable 69222 with a none too good boiler report when I looked at it in 2006, sold for £8,000. The engine was very complete and had worked for the Earl of Spencer’s Althrope Estate in the saw mill at one time.

Wareabouts - From Fairground To Microcar & 'Goonbarrow'?

Wareabouts - From Fairground To Microcar & 'Goonbarrow'?

The Ihle Brothers, Rudolf and Fritz started a coachbuilding business in Bruchsal Germany in 1930. By this time Dixi were building the Austin 7 under licence, Ihle built alternative bodies to fit this chassis.

When BMW took over Dixi they continued making bodies for them, as well as Hans, Opel, DKW etc.

It is thought they developed this car for fairground use before the war, though main production was post-war.

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